Crestwood achieves national designation #
Congratulations to Crestwood Elementary for recognition as a National ESEA Distinguished School! Only two schools in each state achieve this success each year. Click here for details about Crestwood’s achievement. Crestwood is the eighth Chesterfield County elementary school to achieve this national recognition, which previously was named the National Title I Distinguished School Award: Ettrick Elementary in 2018; Bensley Elementary in 2016 and 2002; Elizabeth Scott Elementary in 2014; Bellwood in 2011; Beulah Elementary in 2010; Harrowgate Elementary in 2006; and Chalkley Elementary in 2005.
Curbside meal pickup during December #
Five days of breakfasts and lunches for children under the age of 18 are distributed curbside 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at several sites. However, curbside meal pickup will not take place Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 when schools are closed for winter break, so the Dec. 14 pickup will include three weeks of meals to cover through Jan. 4, when curbside pickup resumes.
Curbside meal pickup sites are Bon Air Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, Matoaca Elementary, Carver Middle, Manchester Middle, Providence Middle, Salem Church Middle, Bird High, Cosby High, Thomas Dale High, Meadowbrook High, Monacan High and [email protected] Children do not have to be present for pickup.
Questions? Call Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services at 804-743-3717. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Bowling league for grades 6-12 #
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join a bowling league sponsored by the Chesterfield Police Activities League. The fun starts at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 at Uptown Alley (6101 Brad McNeer Parkway). $12 per week covers three games of bowling, ball and shoe rental and breakfast for all bowlers. Click here to sign up.
Who is a Game Changer in Chesterfield County Public Schools? #
At the roots of a strong public school division are an exceptional faculty and staff and a committed base of community supporters. To recognize the game-changing work of Chesterfield County Public Schools employees, we offer monthly recognition opportunities. Game Changers are those who step up to meet the needs of students; offer support and access to resources that assist their colleagues; provide an extra layer of support for families outside of the classroom; and who generally make a positive and sometimes life-changing difference in the lives of students, families and their colleagues. To recognize a Team Chesterfield Game Changer in your life, complete this nomination form.
Kids Safe Online poster contest #
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency and the Virginia Department of Education are accepting entries for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s annual Kids Safe Online poster contest. The goal of the contest is to engage students in grades K-12 in creating posters to encourage their peers to use the internet safely and securely. It’s also an opportunity for teachers in classrooms across Virginia to address and reinforce cybersecurity and online safety issues. The top five Virginia winners from each grade group will be entered into national competition. Entries are due Jan. 12 to [email protected]. Rules and topic suggestions are included with the entry form here.
Seeking feedback #
Chesterfield County Public Schools seeks feedback on its use of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund. Please click here to submit comments or ideas. You may also submit comments directly from the CCPS division website, which contains information about continuity of services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hop aboard the CIS Express! #
Communities In Schools of Chesterfield is hosting the second annual CIS Express, a free holiday light tour in Midlothian. From the comfort and safety of your vehicle and aided by an easy-to-use guided tour on your phone, you will visit 11 fabulously decorated homes.
The CIS Express will run 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 6-19 in the Hampton Park neighborhood. Dec. 10 and Dec. 18 will be live event nights, when you can grab hot cocoa and a cookie and enjoy other festive fun at the first stop of the tour. Reserve your free ticket at www.cisofchesterfield.org.
High school graduation dates set #
Get ready, class of 2022! Here are your graduation dates:
- May 23 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Clover Hill High at 10 a.m.; Monacan High at 2:30 p.m.; and Midlothian High at 7 p.m.
- May 24 at Virginia Commonwealth University: James River High at 10 a.m.; Manchester High at 2:30 p.m.; and Cosby High at 7 p.m.
- May 25 at Virginia Commonwealth University: Meadowbrook High at 10 a.m.; Bird High at 2:30 p.m.; and Thomas Dale High at 7 p.m.
- May 27 at Virginia State University: Matoaca High at 9 a.m. and Carver College and Career Academy at 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 open house for career and technical education #
Students of all ages and their families are invited to explore programs available at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center. In-person open houses are scheduled Dec. 4:
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road
- noon-2 p.m. at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road
Registration is not required for these open houses to meet instructors and discover the variety of programs that are offered. Click here for details about the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center to see which programs are offered on which campus.
Also, families of English learners are invited to a general information session 10-11 a.m. Dec. 4 at [email protected] (10101 Courthouse Road) that offers extra resources, including interpreters. Families are asked to register in advance at bit.ly/esl-tech so that interpreting services can be arranged for the 10 a.m. session.
Updates to the 2021-22 school calendar #
At its Nov. 9 meeting, the School Board voted unanimously to update the current school calendar to make four days full workdays for school division staff and a holiday for students:
- Friday, Jan. 14
- Friday, Feb. 11
- Friday, March 18
- Friday, June 3
At year-round schools, these days have been converted to full workdays for school division staff:
- Friday, Dec. 17
- Friday, Feb. 11
- Friday, March 25
- Friday, June 3
Previously, these days were designated as a three-hour early release for students and a half workday for school division staff.
COVID-19 vaccines and testing #
The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is available at the Chesterfield Health District’s Community Vaccination Center located at the Rockwood Shopping Center (10161 Hull Street Road).
The Community Vaccination Center is open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Parents who wish to get their children vaccinated should make an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
The Chesterfield Health District is also offering testing at select locations on certain days in December. Go to vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/ for details.